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Maryland Governor Wes Moore Joins Forces with Attorney General Josh Stein to Launch Veterans for Stein

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore Joins Forces with Attorney General Josh Stein to Launch Veterans for Stein 

On Tuesday, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein launched Veterans for Stein alongside former Army captain Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, a combat veteran who was stationed at North Carolina’s own Fort Liberty — highlighting the ways in which Attorney General Stein will stand up for North Carolina’s military community as governor.

At the event, AG Stein reaffirmed his commitment to making sure North Carolina’s veterans, servicemembers, and military families get the support they need, saying, “They’ve got skills, motivation, security clearances that enable them to add to our state’s economy when they leave the military, but we have to make sure that this is a great place for them.”

AG Stein also highlighted his advocacy for expanding the PACT Act for veterans exposed to toxins and discussed how he has secured over $34 million for veterans — including $1 million specifically allocated for 5,000 affected North Carolinians.

Read more on how Attorney General Josh Stein is earning support from North Carolina’s military community:

  • Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, a rising star in national politics and a combat veteran who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, dropped by Fayetteville on Tuesday afternoon to campaign for Attorney General Josh Stein in his race for North Carolina governor.

  • On Tuesday, Stein, who is endorsed by current Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, launched “Veterans for Stein” at the Retired Military Association of NC building off Gillespie Street, just south of downtown.

  • Moore said certain freedoms were worth fighting for and that Stein as attorney general has fought for them.

  • Stein, in his remarks, said military installations like Fort Liberty bring tens of thousands people from across America “to this beautiful place.”… “They’ve got skills, motivation, security clearances that enable them to add to our state’s economy when they leave the military,’ he said, ‘but we have to make sure that this is a great place for them.”

  • He talked about his honor in awarding Congressional Gold Medals to the original Montford Point Marines and their families at a ceremony in Jacksonville last August. They were the first Black recruits to serve in the Marines.

  • He said honoring their sacrifices meant ensuring North Carolina retained its status as one of the most veteran-friendly states in the country.

 

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